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Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle

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Product Description

Got music? Everything needed for a solo performance or to form a marching band. Features a xylophone, a kazoo, castanets, a harmonica and a jingle stick in a wooden crate! Ideal for involving preschoolers in the musical experience.

In 1989 The Melissa & Doug Company started in the garage of the home where Doug grew up! Thanks to your support, the Melissa & Doug Company grew and was able to move into a real office down the road. Their philosophy has remained the same over the years-to make each and every customer a happy and permanent member of the Melissa & Doug family, while offering products with tremendous value, quality and design. Melissa & Doug have always welcomed customer suggestions, and they continually strive to make improvements to their products. Melissa & Doug are honored by the faith you place in them and view it as their responsibility to continue to earn your trust in the years to come! Melissa and Doug range of products include puzzles, preschool, play food, puppets, stuffed animals and gardening toys.

Additional Info

465707

F5EE8C68

000772013185

1317

2.2 pounds

14.7 x 11.2 x 1.8

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Average Customer Rating:

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Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle
 
3.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Fun (4)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • Great value (3)
  • Interactive (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Imaginative play (4)
  • Creative development (3)
  • Indoor (3)
  • Young children (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • First time parent (4), Stay at home parent (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

two thumbs up

my son loves all these instruments. The kazoo was super easy to use considering he had a hard time using his cousin's that was obtained at a music store. the clackers (whatever they...Read complete review

my son loves all these instruments. The kazoo was super easy to use considering he had a hard time using his cousin's that was obtained at a music store. the clackers (whatever they are called) are hard for adults to use so not the best for the little fingers but overall loved this product!

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Noise makers, not instruments

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a...Read complete review

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a really poor toy for people who would like children to learn something about music.

It's only useful as a noise maker. A shame from a toy company I had trusted to make good quality toys. As a Kindergarten teacher and mother, I would not recommend this toy.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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1.0

Disappointing. Save your money.

By MM

from San Francisco

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

For the price, it's not fair to expect concert quality instruments, but it is perfectly fair to expect the items to do what they're supposed to do on a basic level. The xylophone and the harmonica don't work. It's hard to elaborate without demonstrating, but the sound from the bars on the xylophone were blunted (had no sustain) or flat out had the wrong pitch (even the plastic Playskool models can accomplish acceptably accurate pitch) and the harmonica sounded as if it had been thrown against a wall and had the reeds knocked out of alignment, making it sound detuned. Manufacturing these instruments can be done in cost effective ways while still retaining good outcomes with sound quality. Durability might be another story, but they're not supposed to be family heirlooms at this price (which is fine). Still, it's fair to expect that they do what they were designed to do.

No word from the company after writing, so I guess this will just end up in the landfill. Save your money, though. You can get separate pieces that will actually work for pretty cheap and you won't be driven crazy by the dissonant noises your child makes even when using the pieces correctly.

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4.0

Mostly Awesome

By MegEBK

from Baltimore, MD

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

We got this for my daughter's birthday. We picked this specifically due to her love of all things musical.

Within an hour we threw away the harmonica (cheap plastic harmonica that blew so horribly out of tune and high pitched at that!) and the kazoo (there wasn't any way to actually get air through it or anything inside of it to create the classic, kazoo sound!).

That being said, we love the box it came in. 2 years later and that is still what we store them in. All of the other instruments play nicely and have held up through 2 years of play and a cross country move. If you want a kazoo or harmonica, look elsewhere, otherwise this box is for you!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

beginner band set

By Lori

from Cary, NC

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

I bought this set for my 2 year old. The harmonica, jingle stick, and the castanets were a hit. However, the xylophone and the kazoo were a huge disappointment. No sound will come out of the kazoo. As for the xylophone, the only time we can really hear different musical notes is if we run the wooden mallet quickly across all of the bars at one time. If we simply hit each bar separately, the sounds are very close and not at all entertaining for our little one.

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3.0

Good start

By Musicmom

from British Columbia

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

It is a great beginner set with tons of learning to be had. The quality is not amazing which is why I only gave it 3 stars.It is great that it comes on a wooden tray that you can take out, your child can paint and use to play with Melissa and Doug play food.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Noise makers, not instruments

By MrsB

from Ontario, Canada

About Me Parent

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Colorful
  • Fun

Cons

  • Poor Quality
  • Poor Value

Best Uses

  • Young Children

Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

We didn't realize the instruments wouldn't be tuned. For example, the xylophone's keys are not in order. They are just random notes, not in a scale.

That makes this a really poor toy for people who would like children to learn something about music.

It's only useful as a noise maker. A shame from a toy company I had trusted to make good quality toys. As a Kindergarten teacher and mother, I would not recommend this toy.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I am buying this again and recommend it

By Granna

from Lexington, NC

About Me Grandparent

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy Assembly
  • Entertaining
  • Fun
  • Great Value
  • Interactive
  • Realistic

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Imaginative Play
    • Indoor
    • Young Children

    Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

    My grandkids love this kit and the sister kit that has the triangle. The harmonica is everyone's favorite! Buying this for great-nephews!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Lots of fun!

    By Earthy Momma

    from Greenfield, IN

    About Me Education Oriented, First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Assembly
    • Entertaining
    • Fun
    • Great Value
    • Interactive
    • Realistic

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Time
      • Group Activity
      • Indoor
      • Special Needs

      Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

      My two year old got this for her birthday and loves the whole set. All the items are easy to use and fun for even the adults to interact with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My child loves this!!

      By Ash Renee

      from Siloam Springs, AR

      About Me First Time Parent, Stay At Home Parent

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Entertaining
      • Fun
      • Great Value
      • Interactive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Creative Development
        • Family Time
        • Group Activity
        • Imaginative Play
        • Indoor
        • Special Needs
        • Young Children

        Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

        Great items! Would recommend

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good introduction to musical instruments

        By Tonya

        from Wyoming

        About Me Parent

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lasting Fun

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

          My nine month old loves playing the kazoo!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Out of tune musical instruments

          By musical mom

          from Buffalo, NY

          About Me First Time Parent

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lasting Fun

          Cons

          • Poor Sound Quality

          Best Uses

          • Creative Development
          • Imaginative Play

          Comments about Melissa & Doug Band in a Box Beginner Band Set with Maracas and Triangle:

          We thought this would be fun for our son until we tried the harmonica and the xylophone. The harmonica is so out of tune that I had to hide it so my baby won't play it. The xylophone is hard to make sound and to hear pitches. If you are musical, this will drive you crazy. The other percussion instruments are fine.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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